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Artist’s creation

In the year of Corona, a devastated year for the migrant workers in India. Migrant workers means those workers who migrated to other states for their livelihood. Due to sudden lockdown in March 2020 due to Corona (Covid19) many lost their jobs at their working places. Later Lockdown extended and finally all type of transports like train, bus were stopped plying. They tried to return to their homes by means of any available mode with spending their all savings. Those who could not afford, they started walking for days. In the process many lives were lost forever due to hunger, accidents while travelling before reaching their homes. These uncommon sad stories are known to us. Days are passing but Corona not gone till now. Durga Puja, great festival of India, mainly for Bengalis and Dussera for all over India arrived. Festivals are being organised at low scale with all precautions like musk, sanitiser and distancing.

In connection with Durga Puja, I will show you how an artist created a master piece with the theme of migrated workers. A migrated family with little children has been imagined who survived with her children and reached to their hut and looking back to the crowd. Artist Pallab Bhowmick of Krishnanagar has taken this as theme to make his “Durga” of this year. He idolised her as Devi Durga just by putting a symbolic third eye on her forehead as we see in Goddess Durga. Goddess Durga in her hutment with bagful of relief materials in her hands instead of weapons. Her children, on her lap is depicted as Kartick, on the left is Saraswati and Laxmi on the right and forth Ganesh has been shown below.

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বেহালা বড়িষা ক্লাবের প্রতিমার রাতের দৃশ্য। কৃষ্ণনগরের মৃৎশিল্পী পল্লব ভৌমিকের তৈরী। থিম – পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক পরিবার।

কৃষ্ণনগর ঘূর্ণির ভাস্কর পল্লব ভৌমিকের তৈরি একটি মূর্তি এ বছর খুব জনপ্রিয় হয়েছে। এখানে দেবী দুর্গাকে একজন পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক ও মায়ের ভূমিকায় দেখানো হয়েছে। তিনি শিশুসন্তানকে কোলে নিয়ে পিছনে ফিরে দর্শকের দিকে তাকিয়ে রয়েছেন এবং তাঁর কপালের তৃতীয় নেত্রই বলে দিচ্ছে তিনি আসলে দেবী দুর্গা।

In the making

 
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Posted by on 20/10/2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Festival of Lights

Wish you a happy and prosperous DEEPAVALI . May the festival of lights fill your life with the glow of happiness and the sparkle of joy.

 
 

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Happy Durga Puja

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2019 in Festival of India

 

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Photo challenge : Local

dsc05881_1My entry to the WordPress WPC : Local

 
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Posted by on 18/10/2016 in Photography, Uncategorized

 

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Mahalaya

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Like every year, this year too Durga Puja or Dussera is at our doorstep. All around atmoshphere in the nature and everywhere reminds us about the festival. Today is Mahalaya. Seven days before Durga Puja, “Mahalaya”, an auspicious occasion, is observed. This auspicious occasion heralds the coming of Maa Durga and begins the festivity to welcome her on this earth. It’s a kind of invitation (or we should say invocation) to the mother goddess to descend on earth and that’s why we chant saying – ‘Jago, Maa Jago’. Invocation of Mother Durga is done through the chanting of mantras, singing devotional songs and scriptural verses from “Chandi”. Since early 1930s, the early morning Radio program ”Mahishasura Mardini” of Akashbani Kolkata on the Mahalaya day became a part of Bengali culture and the tradition is still continuing and nothing could change its originality as well as its popularity.

The story line goes like this : due to increasing cruelty of the demon king Mahishasura against the gods, the Gods pleaded Vishnu to annihilate the demon. The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara (Shiva) come together to create a powerful female form with 10 arms – Maa Durga or Mahamaya, the Mother of the Universe, who embodies the primeval source of all power. The Gods then bestow upon this supreme creation their individual blessings and weapons. Armed like a warrior, the goddess rides a lion to battle with the Demon Mahishasura. After a fierce combat the Durga is able to slay the asura king with her trident. Heaven and earth rejoice at her victory.

Another seven days to go to start the festival.  To read more about the festival, please go to My Post : Durga Puja

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